Indian Skilled Migration and Development: An Introduction

  • Gabriela Tejada
  • Uttam Bhattacharya
Part of the Dynamics of Asian Development book series (DAD)

Migration and Development

Any reflection on the impact of skilled migration must be set against the backdrop of the wider debate on migration and development, in which we must give consideration to the uneven development that results from the current climate of neo-liberal globalisation and the internationalisation of capital (Castles and Delgado Wise 2012; Bagchi 2011; Caloz-Tschopp 2010). According to this perspective, migration is determined by the obstacles to development that are associated with a global economic system that deprives a large part of the population of dignified living and working opportunities, and this manifests itself in the form of the movement of workers from the countries of the South to industrialised centres in the North. Under these circumstances, Castles and Delgado Wise (2012) note that human mobility mainly takes the form of forced population movements that have little to do with free choice.

In this global scenario, international migration has...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cooperation and Development CenterÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Development Studies KolkataKolkataIndia

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